BIOTEC Mycology team made the journey to Cairns, Queensland, Australia for the Congress and took an active role in the proceedings. They joined some 700 participants from 56 countries attending 55 invited symposia and circa 700 poster presentations.
Dr. Nigel L. Hywel-Jones kicked off by organizing a workshop on Insect Fungi at the James Cook University, Cairns.
Prof. Gareth Jones organized an invited symposium on “Asia-Pacific Fungal Diversity” and gave a talk on “Progress in the documentation of Asian fungal diversity”. Together with Prof. Jones, Dr. Jariya Sakayaroj presented an invited oral talk on “Biodiversity of marine filamentous fungi and their phylogenetic relationships”, whilst Dr. Jennifer Luangsa-ard presented a talk on “On the diversity of Isaria species from Thailand”.
Other talks made by BIOTEC staff included:
“Morphological and molecular observations of Manglicola guatemalenis, a poorly known ascomycete” by Dr. Satinee Suetrong
“Propagation strategies patterns of Thai freshwater fungi” and “Conservation and utilization of fungal diversity at BIOTEC Culture Collection (BBC) Thailand” by Dr. Somsak Sivichai
“Tracking down beauversin-production in the genus Isaria using molecular phylogenetics” by Dr. Jennifer Luangsa-ard
For more information about mycology research at BIOTEC, please visit their website at: http://mycology.biotec.or.th/